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of this latest massacre in newtown connecticut, with 26 people being dead and the big majority of nra members in favor of at least starter reforms to our gun laws, the biggest barrier to reforming our laws now may just be the pervasive common wisdom that it's not even worth it to try. modern history defies that common wisdom. but it persists. it persists, maybe. now, the last time we talked on the show about the long, long and long lost modern history and bipartisan gun reforms was in the wake of the tucson shooting this past weekend. and in the wake of that shooting, the tucson shooting, this was the general assessment. gun control dead. a nonstarter. shootings unlikely to change laws. don't expect any changes. that was our random survey of the headlines last january after the tucson shootings. at least if you asked the beltway shooting gods. now it seems like the common wisdom may be less certain. look at the headlines now. and it's more like this. debate on gun control is revived. lawmakers call for tougher gun laws in wake of newtown massacre. gun control debate simmers after sandy hook m
're going to have the latest on the aftermath and the continuing news out of newtown connecticut tonight as well as some other important politics, news that is not related to what happened in newtown. the brand new senator elect is chris murphy. the mayor of newark, new jersey is going to be joining us in just a moment. as is the police chief from oak creek wisconsin where that mass shooting occurred this past august. that is all coming up this hour. but, in order to understand one important element of the response to newtown, in order to try to get a handle on the range of possible outcomes here, as we try to make decisions as a country as to whether we are going to change as a country because of this massacre and because of the national heartbreak it has caused, to try to get at that very big question, there is a very narrow discussion to be had about a piece of new technology. this is something called a 3d printer. anybody can become a small-scale manufacturer of anything. all you have to do is down load a computer file or create a computer file that has the specifications for the sha
shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a eulogy for a six-year-old as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i looked at her and said i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> and did noah's family respond the to that? >> yes
newtown students went back to school for the first time since the massacre with police standing guard. two more young victims are buried, and the man involved in the investigation tells me about the horrors he saw inside the sandy hook elementary school. >> the crime scene itself is something that has made a mark in all of our minds. the task of that responsibility with the crime scene is something that we will never be able to erase. >> there will never be a good enough explanation why 20 elementary students were gunned down but we all need answers. i'm wolf blitzer reporting from newtown connecticut. state police is working around the clock. their investigation of the school massacre is very methodical and very, very painful. joining us now, lieutenant paul vance. he's become the face, the spokesman of this investigation. the connecticut state police. lieutenant vance, we're here in your office in middletown, connecticut. i know it must be hard on the journalists so it must be so much more hard on the men and women that work at the connecticut state police. what has it been like? >> it's
control debate is raging in the aftermath of the newtown school shooting, as the white house and national polls show a changing attitude. will this tragedy inspire washington to act? >>> here in newton, students returning back to school this morning, but they won't be going back to sandy hook elementary. at least not yet as another little girl laid to rest, just one day after two first grade boys buried. >>> a new sign that the tide could be turning on gun control. gun control stocks under fire. a pension fund may have to strip investments. >>> and movement on the fiscal cliff. we may be moving much closer to a deal, with the president making a surprise offer. >>> it is tuesday, december 18th. you're watching a special edition of "starting point" from newtown, connecticut. we begin right now. >>> welcome, everybody. a special edition of "starting point," live this morning from newtown, connecticut, the site, of course, where an unthinkable massacre at an elementary school has really shifted the landscape in the gun control debate. here is the latest on that president obama me
. >>> it is tuesday, december 18th. you're watching a special edition of "starting point" from newtown, connecticut. we begin right now. >>> welcome, everybody. a special edition of "starting point," live this morning from newtown, connecticut, the site, of course, where an unthinkable massacre at an elementary school has really shifted the landscape in the gun control debate. here is the latest on that president obama meeting with senior staff and cabinet members yesterday, to see proposals that will include reinstating a ban on automatic weapons. overnight, we've learned dick's sporting goods has banned the sale of ar-15 rifles and other guns like it. in fact, the modern sporting rifles section of dick's website, blank this morning. the company released a statement saying this. out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed all guns in our store nearest newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chain wide. in this community, grief counselors and extra police patrols will be on hand this morning when children, all over newtown head back to cl
in newtown, connecticut, as people start to say good-bye to the victims of friday's massacre. >>> meanwhile, the debate over gun control intensifies on capitol hill. we'll speak to chicago mayor rahm emanuel. >>> plus, we'll get the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations from major garrett. >>> in the midst of gunfire, his words brought comfort to his classmates. hear from a brave 8-year-old survivor of the newtown tragedy. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your whorld in 90 seconds. >> we shouldn't be at a 6-year-old's funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartedbreaking. as it is, it copkeeps getting m heartbreaking. >> the first of the victims laid to rest. >> the funerals will continue for days. >> you drop your kid off and -- you don't see them again? honestly, that's really life now? >> authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. >> police are analyzing the evidence, and that includes adam lanza's home computer. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza? >> just quiet. >> what can be done about people like him? >> the answer is very little. >> the m
is going to be like. >> the tragedy in newtown has many people wondering how they can help those who are impacted. so we put a list together of charitable organizations on our website. just visit cnn.com/impact. you can help. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with don lemon in newtown, connecticut. don? >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. don lemon is standing by in newtown, connecticut, where we'll check in with him here momentarily. but the story this week, it just breaks your heart to see there, these funerals going on for these itty-bitty children here, two more young victims being laid to rest today. services for 6-year-old jessica rekos were held at st. rose of lima catholic church there in town. as her relatives grieve, they are also trying to help her brother travis understand why he can't play with his best friend. he wants to know where is his best friend. we found out jessica loved horses. she loved watching horse movies, drawing horses. apparently she asked santa claus this christmas for a new pair of cow girl boots. also t
>>> stories in the newsroom, schoolkids in newtown go back to school. how teachers are preparing for what's sure to be a trying day. after the newtown tragedy is the country finally ready for stricter gun laws? many former pro gun lawmakers say yes, but we still have not heard from the nra. >>> one of the new things the school shooter may have done socially was play video games. so is there a link between these types of games and aggressive behavior? one expert says yes. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you for being with us today. i'm carol costello in atlanta. first a small step toward normally in newtown, connecticut. soledad o'brien joins us live. good morning, soledad. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. as you said, classes resume today for most of the kids in this community, so many wrestling with so much heartbreak, all of the newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen. grief and the fears of returning students an additional concern. police officers will be at every single school and today the town will lay to rest, the grandmother of char
good-bye, the first funerals for the victims of newtown connecticut's school massacre. >> and then they said her name and i prayed that it wasn't that teacher and it was. >> the grief for those families and the side of the gunman we're seeing for the first time. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. reality sets this for a connecticut community devastated by the murders of 20 school children and six school employees. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. we are in newtown as some of the young victims are laid to rest. we bring you new information about the shooter's past and we talk to school leaders here in maryland. >> reporter: just three days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt, residents have gun the painful process of moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook 6-year- old noah and jack were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event. it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: he was a kind and caring boy. his
about tamiflu. prescription for flu. >>> we are back live in newtown, connecticut. and students in the school district here are going back to class today, all except for the kids at sandy hook elementary. for the next few days, they'll continue to bury their classmates and teachers. now, we are going to go live to john boehner who just came out of a meeting with his caucus. >> what we've offered meets the 26 of balance, but the president is not very there. white house offered yesterday essentially $1.3 trillion in new revenues for only $850 billion in net spending reductions. that's not balanced. in my opinion. so at the same time, we're going to continue to talk with the president, we're going to also move plan "b." i think we all know that every income tax filer in america is going to pay higher rates come january 1st until congress acts. so i believe it's important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. and our plan "b," would protect the american taxpayers who make $1 million or less and have all of their current rates extended. i continue to have hope that we
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. in a typical year here in newtown, connecticut, no one is murdered with a gun, but newtown has now proved to anybody who didn't already know it that the worst american way of death, mass murder, really can happen anywhere. >> reality set in a bit today in newtown, connecticut, a town that laid two 6-year-old boys to rest. >> funerals were held for jack pinto and noah poznor. >> they began at 1:00 toted. >> svrss are planned for tuesday. >> you try to feel their pain, but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate knowing that they'll be inadequate. >> we have begun processing the sxefd analyzing the evidence. >> sandy hook elementary could be a crime scene for months. >> we've seized it under search warrants, and we're going to hold those locations until we've completed our work. >> school districts across the country have been boosting security. >> we're going to do our best to secure security statewide. >> caring for our children. it's our first job. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. that's how as a society we will be judged. >> washingto
of -- a wake will be held for one of the sandy hook teachers. we have the latest. >> reporter: newtown is perforring a grim task. parents are -- performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral his mother moved everyone to tears with the stories. >> she told them i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto also 6. >> it was sad. just sad heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about t
dot the curb just outside the newtown high school. teddy bears at ram's pasture. angels keeping watch near the center of town. and the town's flag in the center of main street at half-staff. and the once joyful christmas tree now has a different glow. surrounded by memorial candles and the lights of the world's media. the residents of newtown know it will take time for this town to heal. but they're also determined to know the world that newtown will not just become another word for tragedy. >> the town right now is mourning. we're sad. i think -- i think down the road, we'll definitely be stronger. you know we have to be stronger. >>> good evening, everyone. we are live once again tonight from newtown, connecticut, a community struggling with grief, reaching out to one another for comfort, beginning the long, long process of saying goodbye to so many young lives cut far too short. makeshift memorials we mind the people of this community that they're not alone in their grief. people stop by to leave candles and flowers, teddy bears, notes of comfort. it's a daunting concept, the idea
in newtown, connecticut as two more young victims of the horrible massacre are laid to rest. we'll go out to peter doocy, he will talk about james, who is called jay. he was a numbers guy and the other is jessica reko who loved everything about horses and playing with her brothers. other newtown schools will head back to school. and we'll hear more on what led to the shooting. hi, peter. >> gretchen, last night i was walking around and the streets are packed with people milling about in complete silence. the only noise you hear are cars and trucks passing by . yesterday, several of those trucks were moving trucks complete with their own police escort taking the furniture from inside of sandy hook over to mono, ron monroe to chalk hill middle school which is where students displaced by the awful tragedy will go back to class when the district decides that the time is right. >> the sandy hook school furniture is going to be move out and so it will be age and height and wait appropriate. but the healing and the back to normal see is worth every effort. >> authorities say they had no contact
into possibly going to college and she would be willing to pull up roots and leave new town to go to a newtown if he found a place to go to college. she was a devoted mother. >> thank you, molly. >> we have three day to reflect on the events in newtown, on friday. 20 children ages 6 and 7, and six adultings were gunned down and they were by all accounts wonderful people who were heroric in death as they gave their lives who served the children that are in their care. there are no words that can relieve the orch whelming pain and sorrow that the family and victims are feeling now and that will stay with them for days and weeks and months to come. >> we are talking about grief beyond message. this is what evil does. and we are praying for the families sad lie politics included in the tragedy. and automatic from the minute it occurred now it is our job to add whatever perspective we can to the debate. and the predictable media and mantra against guns began they called on the president to exploit the murders and he said that without spectaculars of what happened. and in jumps hollywood and left po
. the residents of newtown know it will take time for this town to heal but they are also determined to show the world that newtown will not just become another word for tragedy. >> the town right now is mourning. we're sad. i think down the road we'll definitely be stronger. we have to be stronger. >>> tonight, enough is enough. americans across the country standing up against gun violence. >> this is the straw that breaks the camel's back. people have to respond. >> to an unprecedented gathering we thought and hoped would never be repeated. ten families from the aurora shooting, they're speaking out with solidarity. plus, dr. ross takes us inside the mind of a killer. >> he was different. he was quiet. a nice kid, a good kid. >> how this time it may be different in changing the law of the line. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. just a few minutes in the studio, we're going to do something quite extraordinary. i'm going to sit down with ten americans who lived what we hoped might
were murdered here in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. >> i now ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> but united states senators are not being silent now about gun control. they are already taking up the challenge. president obama issued when he spoke to the grieving newtown community here last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared t
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are taking center stage in light of the tragedy in newtown. there's also additional attention to the access to mental health. lowell melser joins us with more. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief james johnson who also chairs the national partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many officials around the state are feeling just days after the shootings in newtown, conn. and now the same elected officials are calling for new gun control laws. >> we must take immediate action to pursue reasonable gun safety legislation, not only in our state, but in our nation. >> over in county -- howard county, the county executive has pledged to look closer at school safety and mental health. he also supports looking at the current gun laws. >> hopefully we can agree there are basic steps that should be taken to ensure that people are responsible in owning a weapon and taking a look at what kinds of weapons are appropriate to be on the streets. >> senator mark -- senator barbara mikulski has weighed in as well, calling for a two-step approach, looking
and tougher subject. the nation is still rightfully consumed with grief over the newtown school shootings next up on "kudlow," we'll continue our discussion of how best top prevent these unspeakable atrocities in the future. we don't have all the answers, but we'll try to get a good discussion for you. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." in this half hour, a new investigation blasts a government agency for huge pro-union favoritism. congressman darrell issa will join us later on. and stocks are having a fine year. we'll take a look at how it may continue. >>> but first up, the questions and grieving continue in newtown, connecticut, tonight.
a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost. today in newtown, a funeral for six year old know awa pozner. he was a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlookerclachs collapsed -- collapsed. >> i told him i love you and he said not as much as i love you. . >> a few miles away, jack pinto, also six, who's favorite new york giants player wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored. . >> jack's friends from the wrestle l ling team showed up today in their uniforms. at anews conference, the usually stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> this time i can take a couple of questions. >> he also revealed there were two adult survivors of the smooting -- shooting. >> certainly, they will shed a great deal of light on the circumstances of this tragic investigation. >> with the school remaining a crime scene, sandy hook students will be attending an unused middle school in a neighboring town. . >> so, how do you get a break from the heart break? you take your kids to the mall just like whe
, and it seems like the whole world in light of what happened, the terrible tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we're just -- hoda and i are going to just send our love to everybody here today and try to make a little bit of sense out of the senseless along the way. >> i think, you know, we've been hearing the news all weekend, and it's been so difficult to even be a bystander and listen, and i think the hard thing for all of us -- and i know even me at home -- when hurricane sandy hit, you could do something. you could send clothes, money. you could physically help them clean up. in this ca you want to do something, but you're peeking into this really tragic, sad world, and the only thing i think a lot of people and parents can do is hug their kids and pray for those families, and i think there's a weird sort of -- don't you feel like a helpless feeling? you want to do something, and there's nothing worse than standing watching someone who is in pain and not being able to lean in and help. >> anybody that was complaining about anything before this happened, it puts everything into perspective, do
. >> this will be a difficult morning as students in newtown return to school since friday's shooting massacre. >> we get the latest from danielle leigh in newtown. >> each day, long lines bring thousands of tearful mourners to this little town. they are carrying candles, letters, and stuffed animals and laying them at this christmas tree. anything to honor the victims. >> we felt like we needed to do something. >> something to help out. >> students go back to class. but not sandy hook. police have locked down the school while the investigation continues. the district is preparing a middle school in a neighboring town. >> whatever we can do to head that way, we want to do now. >> today marks another round of grief, as families continue to bury their loved ones. the will be a viewing for the teacher who died shielding her students. >> what does anybody say? it is extremely difficult. >> the shooter had visited multiple gun ranges ahead of the massacre. they say he went with his mother, the legal owner of the guns. police obtained a broken computer found in his home. determine the motive may still be tedio
the massacre in newtown. we spent the day working the story. >> this is a painful time for family members of the victims as they bury their loved ones. a funeral procession carrying a tiny coffin to its final resting place, this scene will become all too familiar in a new town connecticut in the coming days the first funerals were held for friday's victims at sandy hook elementary, 26 year olds were laid to rest. he received little coffins and your heart has to take. symbols of support and solidarity are pouring in from around the country. it's amazing that people that far away care about us. this tight-knit community is beginning the past moving forward monday trucks arrived to move supplies from sandy hook to another school in a nearby town. the unspeakable tragedy had sparked the debate over gun control and a culture of violence in america. gun violence is a national epidemic in the national tragedy that demands more than words that's why we need an immediate international action from the president and congress. >> we as a nation have not done enough clearly to fill our number one obl
selling its investment in gunmaker freedom group in light of last week's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. it did have a stake in freedom group. it has invested $751.4 million as of the end of march. cerberus acquired bushmaster last year. and my column today focuses on the number of private equity firms that have major stakes in gunmakers. colt, by the way, is another that is one of them. mid ocean owns a piece of bushnell. doesn't make guns, makes everything but the gun itself. >> what do you mean, the components? >> if you want a 25 round magazine loader, they have it. if you want a military grade night vision, they have it. if you need laser guided things, that's what they make. >> but if you look at the numbers, the sales of a lot of these gunmakers, freedom group in particular have been rising sharply. and, you know, the day after -- >> and the automatic rifle, that's where the growth is coming from. >> absolutely. the day after president obama was elected, you saw a sharp jump in sales. >> i should say as of last night when i was working on this piece, there was a a br
in newtown, connecticut. he did not specifically say he would call for stricter controls on heavy weapons like the ar 15 rifle lanza used. but it's clear he is heading in that direction. but before congress takes any action, it should study the situations in eastern europe and russia where most guns are banned. hasn't cut down on gun violence, however. as those countries have a higher murder rate than the usa. also the gun murder rate here in america has almost been cut in half in the past 20 years. talking points wants a sane country with smart public safety measures. do we need semiautomatic rifles to be easily available? that's a worthy debate. and there are strong points on each side. clearly we the people, have to take a tough look at our violent society and find some effective solutions without violating constitutional rights. a very difficult situation, but we have to try. that's a memo. now for the top story, reaction. joinings from phoenix, alan gottlieb, founder of the second amendment foundation, national rifle association, would not provide, would not provide a spokesperson th
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. >> founder and ceo of meredith whitney advisory group. >> want to update you on the tragedy in newtown tragedy. danielle lee back with the very latest. >> reporter: good afternoon. students returned to their classroom today aside from those attending sandy hook elementary, and when they did they were greeted by increased security and counselors on hand in case students needed to process. one parent said it was harder to send her son back to class and she believes this is a necessary part of the healing process for these students, but as all of that happens, as the students return to class just up the way behind me is a memorial still filled with lots of people, crowds of people struggling to move on. there were two more funerals today, and right now a wake is under way for that teacher that we've heard so much about, vicki soto works died trying to protect her children. the school, sandy hook, is still indefinitely closed while police investigating, even a nearby town says they can have another school red the for those students by tomorrow. the district has not decided when they will b
the money behind the newtown massacre story. dan, let's talk a little bit about this. how do you react to the idea cerberus is now, in light of this, going to sell the company they so meticulously put together. it's not as though people didn't know that they were in the weapons business here all along. now they are saying we want to be out of it because we don't want to be part of the debate or they think the heat on them is going to become too great. >> i think it's the heat not part of the debate. they owned freedom group when freedom group had paid lobbyists in d.c. working on gun issues. that's not directly cerberus but clearly that makes them part of the policy debate. this is partially a pressure thing. cerberus gets a lot of money from big institutions, teachers pensions, et cetera. they can't directly say to cerberus you guys have to sell. they can say, look, if you don't do something about this, we might not be there the next time you go to raise a fund. >> you point out in one of your articles from last week that the retirement system there invested $500 million into a $7.5 b
the hour. i have your fox news minute. school is back in session and newtown, connecticut, with the exception of sandy hook elementary. meanwhile, mourners paying final respects to two more students killed in that tragic shooting. government officials say that the -- is working to stabilize the condition. they have not decided if he will be treated in baghdad or another country. a harvard university astronomer is think the device is stumbling in space and officials have not picked up any transmissions. that is to sign pointing to it being inactive at this point. back to you, dagen. dagen: thank you very much. let's talk about these markets. we have a pretty nice rally going on. gold is down. we have gains across the board it was the biggest game of the month, so far. over 10 million, and just 48 hours. the number of copies of google maps downloaded. there is the google stock price today. u.s. government hitting toyota with a record $17.4 million fine. it delayed a safety recall. remember 2010, over 48 william dollars for three violations when you think of christmas dinner,
the bushmaster rifle used by the shooter. all dpuns have been removed from stores near newtown. a lot of debate about the degree to which private equity has inserted itself into the debate. some investors may be rethinking their position on investing in companies like freedom, and certainly you read the statement from service -- >> it's straightforward. very interesting story. if you get a change in heart on the part of the pension funds that make up so much of the funds for private equity, not to mention, by the way, hedge funds and other investors out there, you could see some ramifications. this certainly may be one of them right here. the company saying as a result of the sandy hook tragedy, which they call a watershed event, that has raised the national debate on gun control at an unprecedented level, they have determined to engage in a process to a southern investment to freedom group. largest manufacturer of guns in the country. 15% of sales roughly to walmart, and about 3,000 employees, $237 million in sales as of the third quarter that ended september. just to put it in perspective for
shooting tragedy are laid to rest. and with more funerals this week, the newtown community struggles to heal. >>> school safety in the wake of last week's shooting. educators across the country take steps to prevent another tragedy from training teachers to arming security guards. >>> and bargain breakthrough. progress in fiscal cliff negotiations as both sides give ground on the all-important issue, taxes. kroitd
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